VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Take a sneak peek inside more than 100 Prague landmarks

The upcoming Open House Praha event in May includes several buildings that offer tours in English.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 19.04.2023 13:00:00 (updated on 19.04.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

You walk past them on your way to work and sometimes stop to admire some details of their façades on aimless walks.

Some buildings in Prague, like the new building of the National Theater, or the branch of Komerční banka in Smíchov, make you wonder what the architect had in mind. Others, like the Gröbe Villa in Havlíček Park, Villa Lanna in Bubeneč make you fall in love, at first sight, thanks to their intricate yet classic beauty.

Vila Lanna
Vila Lanna

How about learning more about their history, and admiring their interiors too? Between May 15 and 21, the ninth edition of the Open House Prague Festival opens its doors to more than 100 buildings to visitors, with an accompanying program that includes walking tours, lectures, and discussions (most of them in Czech).

Admission to all buildings is free and doesn't require prior registration, with the exception of Hotel Intercontinental. A number of buildings also offer tours in English during the weekend of the festival.

Buildings offering tours in English on May 20 and 21

  • Adria Palace
  • City Mayor’s Residence
  • Petschek Palace
  • Trade Fair Palace – National Gallery Prague
  • ARA Palace
  • Hotel International Prague
  • Palace of Culture – Congress Center Prague
  • PORT7
  • EA Hotel Juliš
  • Forum
  • House of Fashion

Read more about each of these buildings on the website of Open House Prague 2023

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